Travel Wishlist: GREECE

Hey guys 🙂

Hope you’re all doing well. So this morning I thought to myself that I always see other bloggers doing beauty wishlists, home decor wishlists and many different wishlists, but I’ve never seen a travel wishlist (although I am pretty sure there are a few out there) so I decided to do one and make it kinda like a series I will be doing. I will choose a different location every time and it’ll be places that are on my travel bucket list – which goes on and on ’cause traveling the world would just be amazing!

And of course I had to kick this off with the breathtakingly beautiful Greece, specifically Santorini, Mykonos and of course the capital, Athens – the three places in Greece I’d like to visit most. Prepare yourself for some jaw-dropping photographs (which I unfortunately didn’t take myself ’cause I’ve obviously never been there)

The city of Athens is one of the world’s oldest and most historic cities. What makes Athens so gorgeous is all the historic true Greek architecture and buildings. Athens is seen as the centre of arts, learning and philosophy. A city rich in culture.

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I don’t know about you guys, but Greek mythology and history interests me so much. I don’t know much about just yet, because there’s so much to know, but I do know a thing or two about ancient Greek gods and goddesses!

Did you know that the ancient Olympic Games were held in Olympia and it took almost 1503 years for the first modern Olympic Games to be held in Athens!? I am telling you, Greece has so much interesting history and I definitely want to know all about it.

Athens is home to the most interesting and historic buildings, monuments and much more. If you ever visit Athens, pay a trip to these famous must-sees: Acropolis of Athens, Parthenon, Acropolis Museum. You better get out your travel guide ’cause there’s a lot more than that!

I also just really love how Greece has Greek script translations for all of the towns and cities and places, it just looks so cool and authentic!

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Mykonos is a Greek Island, part of the Cyclades, lying between Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos. In Greek mythology, the island was named after its first ruler, Mykons, the son or grandson of the god Apollo. It has also been said that Mykonos was the location of the great battle between Zeus and the Titans and where Hercules killed the invincible giants! What?! Many locals believe that the large rocks lying across the island is actually the petrified corpses of the giants – pretty cool huh?

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But to us here in the modern days, we all know Mykonos for its vibrant and exciting nightlife. And don’t forget the beautiful views of the cute white buildings and the Aegean Sea.

So out of all three of the locations I’d like to visit in Greece, I would say Santorini is definitely at the top. Another Greek Island that lies on top of rocks and looks among the big blue waters of the Aegean Sea. With picture perfect white buildings and a pop of blue, who could not want to visit the beautiful island of Santorini?

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Just imagine lying in the sun alongside an infinity pool or having a romantic dinner at sunset with the most delicious food! Doesn’t that sound dreamy? Santorini definitely offers some amazing photo opportunities for Instagram – actually the whole of Greece does!

When you’ve had a crazy party time in Mykonos, Santorini is the place to go if you wanna wind down and relax, which is why I think it makes a perfect travel destination for a family vacation. There’s just something about Santorini that really draws me in. I think it’s the beauty of the simplicity. Also, have you noticed how different Athens’ architecture is from Mykonos and Santorini?

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Greece is such a beautiful country and it’s very different from other European countries I think and there’s definitely other places in Greece I’d love to visit as well. I’ve heard that the local Greek people really make you feel at home and are so generous! I would not mind enjoying some real Greek cuisine on a balcony in Santorini overlooking the sea as the sun sets over it. I could only dream.

Thanks for reading – till next time!

Tell me if you’ve ever been to Greece before and how your experience was!

– Bissful Boho

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(NOTE: none of these photos are mine, I got them from Google and I wish I knew who the real owners of these photos are so I can give them some credit ’cause they’re all amazing!)

 

3.000? Thank you!

I wanted to thank each and everyone of you wholeheartedly for supporting me, engaging and taking interest in my content. It’s amazing how many people are following my blog but more importantly I cannot believe the kindness you all hide in your hearts. I’ve never came across such a supportive and kind community before and I really appreciate it. Thank you so much for following my journey. Here’s a piece of virtual cake since I cannot get you an actual one!

What’s in my summer makeup bag? 

Today I’m sitting on the beach and I thought I would let you know what kind of makeup I decided to pack. During hot summer days between the beach and long walks there is no point in wearing makeup. The only time I actually bother is during our night strolls and even then I go for something simple and quick.

So here is what makeup I packed for seven days in Naxos, Greece.

As far as foundation is concerned I skipped it entirely and just got a BB cream. Because BB creams tend to have lighter coverage I also packed a concealer for under the eyes as well as added coverage.

For blush I packed the Estée Lauder signature blush in 19 Nude Nuance. I use the lighter shade as blush and the darker as a bronzer. (Rule breaker)

For the eyes I went with just a sample mascara from Dior. ( Well I also brought an eyeliner but never really used.)

At this time I’m all about highlighters so I obviously didn’t forget to pack one! 

Because until this point my makeup was pretty simple I chose two lipsticks to get a more dramatic look.    A brownish nude from YSL in rouge pur couture no 66 and a classic, summery red no 35.

What makeup item do you always pack? Let me know in the comments below.

Traveling & how it feeds the soul

Hey guys!

This is my favourite topic ever and I’m sure so many of you can agree. Traveling really is the best way to feed the soul. It makes you happy and calm in a way nothing else can. I love to travel, as you can probably tell, and me and my family used to travel a lot. We would travel and explore the different landscapes our beautiful country has to offer every August of every year. I love to go camping and I find it so relaxing for the soul. Just going on simple adventures makes me so happy. It is my ultimate dream to be able to travel the world one day.

I sometimes find it really difficult to understand why some people don’t love to travel so much, because I really only see all the benefits of traveling. I have made a list of the benefits of traveling for you guys and I hope it can convince someone to go explore more:

  • Improving your communication and social skills – especially in a country where your mother tongue isn’t spoken that much. This gives you the opportunity to communicate with the locals and learn more about them.
  • Learning to deal with the unexpected – we all know that not everything always goes to plan when traveling. Stressful situations can happen, but such uncertainties can help you to cope better with it and to work under pressure.
  • Stimulates creativity and ideas – whether you’re an artist, a photographer or a blogger, traveling to new places that are different from what you’re used to, can give you some really good inspo!
  • Improving your knowledge of cultures – every country has their own people with their own unique cultures. Getting to know these people and their way of doing things can really help you understand in what circumstances they live. Tip: whenever you plan a trip to a country you’ve never been to or have little knowledge of, it’s always a good idea to learn about their culture and etiquette beforehand.
  • Creates memories that will last a lifetime – always make sure to take some sort of camera with you to capture those candid moments or beautiful scenery! Having pictures will give you something to look back to whenever you want to relive those memories!
  • Improves your knowledge and confidence in general – you get to know the country, it’s people and cultures better and if you’re really into it, you just might learn a new language too!

These last 3 benefits are most definitely my favourite and the most important:

  • FUN, FUN, FUN! Traveling really just is so much fun, despite sometimes being in stressful situations, it makes you smile and happy for ages!
  • The best way to find yourself is with traveling and traveling solo makes it even better. Like I said, you will find yourself in stressful situations and the way you handle them will teach you about yourself. I don’t really know how to explain this one, but it just aids in helping to find yourself. I think if you just do it, you will know and understand how it helps.
  • The last, but definitely not the least. Calm. Content. Collected. Traveling feeds the soul. I personally think it is the best way to relieve yourself of any stress or any negativity that is going on in your life. Just traveling to a breathtakingly beautiful location or country where you can forget about all that drags you down and just stare into the horizon. Or have a book in the hand and a glass of wine in the other. No matter what way you relax, traveling to a different place that doesn’t remind you of work, school, negative people and situations, will ensure you a peaceful mind and soul. It’s about finding pure bliss in that very moment.

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Of course, traveling does have some cons, but I could literally only think of one and that is that traveling can be expensive. I, for one, would travel a lot more and definitely go overseas if I could afford it (but there are ways you can travel for less and save money – maybe I’ll write about it in a different post some time). That’s the thing for many of us who love to travel, we sometimes can’t afford it and the people who can afford it, doesn’t spend it on traveling. And if you ask me, traveling is a whole lot more worth than buying expensive clothes and shoes. It feeds the soul, the body and the mind. Traveling is not materialistic, it’s not something that can get old and dirty or be taken away from you.

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To travel is to live, so dream to travel.

Till next time! 🙂

– Blissful Boho 

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(all images are from Pinterest)

 

 

Leaving your pet back home? 

Recently I went on a 5-day vacation leaving my sweet dog at home with my grandmother. It was a difficult experience to say the least. She was obviously really sad and uncomfortable and I hated to see her like that but there are ways to make parting easier.

  • Vacation Mock-Up 

If you have the chance you can leave your pet with a friend for a couple of days. Leaving your pet for a short amount of time is going to let them know that even if you leave you will eventually come back. If you don’t have that chance you can have them in another part of the house or even the balcony (if the weather permits it and it is safe ) so they don’t see you. You should have a friend feed and walk them so that they don’t see you. Generally the days leading up to your trip leave them alone as long as possible so that they will get used to your absence.

  • Tire them out

The day prior to the trip play with them, take them out, run and do fun stuff together. If they are tired they are less likely to complain.

  • Ignore them 

Five to six hours before you have to leave be in the same space with your pet but do not engage. If you are not playing they are less likely to get sad that you left.

  • Give them your smell 

A lot of pets, and especially dogs recognize and engage with people based on their smell. If you give them something of low value that smells like you they will feel comforted and more at ease.

  • Live them with someone you trust 

The best way to feel ok leaving your little one behind is knowing that someone is giving them the best care as possible.

What do you do when you have to leave your pets? Let me know in the comments below!

English or Communications major?

I need your help! I have to decide between majoring in English with a linguistics pathway or Communications and in all honesty I don’t know what I am doing or what I want to do in the future. Any comments, thoughts and experiences would be greatly appreciated and helpful to my journey.

If you can offer me any advice please do so in the comments below.